PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2018 63 the J ob S earch issue attending, working nights affords me many days off to do the other things I enjoy outside of medicine," she says. Teaching hospitals not only provide hands-on clinical experience to medical students, but also enriching opportunities for practicing physicians. "Teaching [other] doctors, along with taking care of patients, pushes me to stay up on all of the latest data on diagnostics and treatments for patients," says Ungerleider, adding that she also enjoys the opportunity to give back. Faith-based hospitals are also common. MergerWatch reports that the number of Catholic owned or affiliated hospitals in the United States grew by 22 percent between 2001 and 2016, and 14 percent of acute care hospitals in the nation are owned by or affiliated with the Catholic Church. Michael Burdi, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, California, enjoys the altruistic mindset of his religiously-affiliated hospital. "I do get a sense of service to the community. It gives me a feel-good feeling that they're not just after profits but to serve and to help," Burdi says. While working for Mission, Burdi has been able to spend time treating underserved populations. "Years ago, I took trauma calls at the Camino Health Center, a clinic which provided care to those who couldn't otherwise afford it," he says. "To me, that's an example of what a faith-based hospital does." Stephen Tocci, M.D., chair of the orthopedics department at Mission Hospital, adds that religiously- affiliated board members keep the hospital grounded in their mission. "We have nuns serving on the board who bring a great deal of experience and provide a balance of humanitarianism and compassion," he says. "Having them present at the leadership level provides an ongoing sense of service and upholds the hospital's defense of the underserved." "It gives me a feel good feeling that they're not just after profits, but to serve and to help," says Michael Burdi, M.D., of working at a religiously affiliated hospital. · Photo by K l K Photography See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink

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